Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Your good news of the day: National reciprocity for concealed carry passed the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday is expected to receive a floor vote before the end of the year.

Next stop, full vote in the House, then on to the Senate.  I believe Trump would sign this. 

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 was introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) on January 3, 2017. It changes federal law that so concealed carry permits are treated like driver’s licenses, making a permit from one state valid in the other 49. This would fix the complicated and often confusing patchwork of concealed carry laws currently in effect throughout the country.
To put it simply, Hudson’s bill allows the common man to defend himself and his family as he travels throughout this country.
On November 28 Breitbart News reported that Hudson’s legislation was scheduled for a markup in the House Judiciary Committee and the markup would serve as the last stop before a floor vote.

If this becomes law, it would be another big, big win.


Another lion in the neighborhood

I live in a semi rural area.  People here usually have a few acres and raise horses, lamas, chickens, goats - whatever they like.

But, the state of California has banned hunting mountain lions now for decades.  Lions are territorial, and adults can occupy and hold large swathes of countryside as theirs.

Without hunting, the population has filled the habitat.  Juvenile lions have no place safe to go, so they wander down out of the mountains onto the flats, where there are little ranches and farmland.

About 8 miles from me, on Sunday, some folk heard their gate bell ring around midnight.  When someone - or something - comes through their driveway the bell is activated.  When they looked out the window, they saw and heard a large animal dash across the yard.

Next morning, they found the lion had killed four of their pigmy goats and a chicken.  Didn't eat them, just killed them.  It jumped a seven foot fence to get at them.

So, it's kind of like living on the Kalahari in Africa.  Lions, roaming around seemingly at will.   The local paper noted that lions have also been seen over the past few months along the American River Parkway in Sacramento, where hundreds of people bike, jog and hang out every day, and in Roseville, a bedroom community a little to the east.  One lady near here, in Wilton, came home one night and her car headlights caught one in her yard by the house as she pulled in.

Here where I live, I'm closer to the mountains.  I have a metal building I call a barn a short ways below the house, and I habitually wander down there at night in total darkness (my Man Cave is set up there).  Maybe I ought to pack some heat when I do that?  Wouldn't want to meet somebody like this out there in the gloom unarmed!


Good thing I've got two ferocious dogs!  Kill, boys, kiiiiiiilllll!



This is cool, rare beluga whales from above



Hat tip: American Digest

Calamity barely averted


Cats. About 75% of everything they do is pure instinct.


Cabin Porn


Good Dog


And another one tossed over the side, this time at NPR.

"David Sweeney is no longer on staff," Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, said in an email to staff.
The complaints against Sweeney were filed after Michael Oreskes, NPR's senior vice president of news and editorial director, was forced to resign on Nov. 1 over sexual misconduct allegations.

Welcome to Lake Hebegone. Another one bites the dust. Will this tornado ever end?



BREAKING: Garrison Keillor says he's been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Seems like there might be trouble here.


That's gonna be a mess to clean up


Let's bring out the helping hand


Pelosi, Warren and Schumer lose big, and make themselves look the fool while doing it. Meanwhile, while they are posing and refusing to work, Trump is rolling up win after win.


The Democrats need to work on their Twitter skills.  The timing on this one was horrible.







Designed to be bad by evil people, no exaggeration.  

In the meantime, the hits to Progressive, anti-truth media institutions just keep coming.


They just can't help but shoot themselves in the foot and look stupid to normal people. Can CNN get any more petty?

But we can't leave this morning's post without referencing this recent foot-shot-own-goal by the Democratic leadership.  Seems like not too long ago Nancy and Chuck shocked the Rinos by working smoothly with Trump to extend funding for the government for a few months, so what's the problem now?  Is it the realization that you they aren't going to be getting their way, as they are accustomed to?  That they are getting rings run around them?

Sitting at the center of a conference table, President Trump displayed two empty chairs to his left and right, properly labeled with name tags for Pelosi and Schumer. 



Notice how Nancy thinks she can drive a wedge between Trump and the Republican leadership?

Tells you a lot, right there.

So, consider the battlefield shaped.   Normals will instinctively understand that there's a bigger issue here than cheap political grandstanding, while Chuck and Nancy wail ineffectively to their hard core, Progressive hyper partisan base.  Even the Norks are being used by The Donald for getting a budget.

Finally, consider this: